Welcome to Kids & Company Lincoln Park! This location offers families a boutique childcare experience with less than 50 total spaces and a full-service Kidco Kitchen on-site to prepare nutritious meals for our students. We are located directly off Clark Street in Chicago, across from the Lincoln Park Zoo. This location hosts three classrooms providing excellent care and education for children ranging from six weeks through to six years.
Our classrooms offer beautiful natural light for when children are awake and ready to play, and a warm and restful area for them to work on sleeping patterns during naptime.
At Kids & Company, we use an emergent curriculum and learn through play philosophy. We’re so proud of our proprietary programs. They include Pre-Literacy and Early Reading, Art and Exploration, and Munchkinetics (movement) and are specially designed to engage our children in a learning process that encourages self-expression, creativity, coordination and most importantly, fun! You’ll find sign language in our baby and toddler rooms. All our children participate in music, Spanish, science & exploration and creative play throughout our day.
Our location also offers camp programs for school-age kids? Sign up for a day, a few days, a week or the entire summer and let them explore their communities, stretch their minds and build lasting friendships! Find out more here
Hello, my name is Kristina Ramirez and I am the Center Director at Kids & Company Lincoln Park. I graduated with an Associates in Early Childhood Education from Richard J. Daley College. I have been working at Kids & Company since 2017 and in the child care field for over 9 years! The moment I became a girl scout troop leader is when I knew I had a passion for working with children. In my spare time, I love to swim, go on adventures with my friends and binge-watch my favorite shows! Even though I have lived in Chicago my whole life, there is still so much more to the city I have yet to discover. My favorite thing about Kids & Company Lincoln Park is that we have a small center that brings the staff and families close ttogether. The team here has so many great qualities and shows their passion for helping children grow to their fullest individual self in unique ways that I have never seen before. I am excited to work as a team to continue providing the best of care! Now that you know a bit more about me, I would love to meet you! I hope you come to visit our Lincoln Park center and see for yourself how Kids & Company can provide the right care and education for your child!
Kids & Company’s Infant program welcomes newborns up to roughly 18 months. Infants learn about the world around them through their senses, so exploration is critical to their development. Nurturing educators support the children while they take in their surroundings, encouraging them to experience everything the classroom offers; be it creative art, exploring with blocks, listening to songs or engaging in story-time. Our infant program encourages children to follow their own established routines, while becoming comfortable and secure in a new group setting.
Kids & Company’s Toddler program is for children between the ages of roughly 18 months and 2.5 years. Toddlers are mobile and eager to explore their environment. As they strive for independence, our educators use an Emergent curriculum approach to learning that supports each child’s individuality. Some of the most important learning outcomes of our toddler program are language development, socialization, self-help skills, and the development of fine and gross motor skills.
Kids & Company’s Preschool program is designed for children between the ages of roughly 2.5 - 5 years. Our educators interact, observe and interpret the interests of our children to encourage discoveries. Our Preschool program provides a foundation for developing greater independence and problem-solving skills; the program integrates new concepts into our children’s world view, promotes sharing and mutual respect, and prepares them for Kindergarten.
Kids & Company’s School Age program accepts children from 5 - 12 years old (Grade 1 - 6) and is available at select locations. Programs include Before and After School Care, School Break Programming, and Summer Camp. Classroom space exists for smaller groups to gather, and activities are designed to meet the needs of varying developmental levels, touching on arts, science, math, drama, imaginative play, and physical fitness. Educators are also available to provide academic support for children that wish to do their homework during After School Care.